AngloGold Ashanti: Change to the Board of Directors
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2013) - In compliance with Paragraph 3.59(b) of the JSE Listings Requirement, shareholders are advised of the resignation of Mr. Anthony Martin O'Neill ('Tony') as an executive director from the Board of Directors with effect from 19 July 2013. In addition he has decided to take early retirement and will be relinquishing his position at the company as Executive Vice President: Business and Technical Development. Mr. O'Neill last working day at the company will be 19 July 2013.
Tony leaves having fulfilled his commitment to assist in the transition of AngloGold Ashanti's (
"Tony stepped in and played a vital role as Acting Joint Interim Chief Executive earlier this year and helped make sure that there was a seamless transition at AngloGold Ashanti. As a board we are very grateful for the role that he has played leading innovation and exploration over the past 5 years and we are sure that we will continue to reap the benefits of his work for many years to come," Mr. Tito Mboweni, AngloGold Ashanti Chairman said.
"AngloGold Ashanti has benefited greatly from having one of the mining industry's most gifted engineers and leaders to help guide it through a challenging operating environment," Chief Executive Officer Mr. Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan added, "His input at every level has been greatly valued and he will be greatly missed."
Mr O'Neill joined AngloGold Ashanti in July 2008 with 30 years' experience in the industry. As Executive Vice President: Business and Technical Development where he had full accountability for a wide global portfolio ranging from Exploration, Innovation & Improvement, Business Development, Project Capital, Asset Management, Business Knowledge & Information Technology, Supply Chain and Safety & Environment.
Mr O'Neill was appointed as an executive director on 20 February 2013 and as Joint Acting Chief Executive Officer with Mr Venkatakrishnan with effect from 1 April 2013, following the resignation of Mr Mark Cutifani as CEO on 31 March 2013. Prior to that, Mr O'Neill was Executive Vice President: Business and Technical Development, a position he reverted to following the appointment of Mr Venkatakrishnan as Chief Executive Officer on 8 May 2013.
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